Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mechanical Heart

This necklace has a lot of texture and depth. I used a variety of techniques to give the viewer lots to look at. What started out as a filigree heart made from mixed metals turned out to be a glamorous collar neck piece that takes you back in time. The heart center piece is wire wrapped with copper and oxidized stainless steel wire.  Swirls, spirals, coils and shapes were combined to give the heart a life of it's own. Shaped and hammered segments were wrapped and laced with copper wire and tiny seed beads. The dangle is made from dyed coral beads and moonstone briolettes. Red coral beads wrap it around your neck. It is very comfortable to wear. It falls deep on the chest and measures approximately 18-20 inches in length.